December 13th History, Trivia and Fun Facts
December 13th History Highlights
December 13th is...
Ice Cream Day
National Cocoa Day
National Day of the Horse
Pick a Pathologist Pal Day
National Violin Day
December 13th Quotes
It's often said that life is strange, but compared to what?
Honestly I just wear what I like. You know why? 'Cause I can,
I'm a rock star.
"You've got the whole thing on the tree upside-down. The
electric pluggee thing should be down here at the bottom, not
up at the top..."
We may have different religions, different languages, different
colored skin, but we all belong to one human race.
Tolerance, openness and understanding towards other peoples'
cultures, social structures, values and faiths are now essential
to the very survival of an interdependent world.
I love tiny, plastic realistic food magnets. I don't know why.
December 13th Birthdays
1797 - Heinrich Heine, German poet (died in 1797)
1818 - Mary Todd Lincoln, 16th First Lady of the United States (died in 1882)
1908 - Van Heflin, American actor (died in 1971)
1925 - Dick Van Dyke, American actor, singer, and dancer
1929 - Christopher Plummer, Canadian actor
1934 - Richard D. Zanuck, American film producer (died in 2012)
1936 - Aga Khan IV, Muslim spiritual leader
1941 - John Davidson, American actor and game show host
1948 - Jeff 'Skunk' Baxter, American guitarist,
1948 - Ted Nugent, American singer-songwriter
1950 - Wendy Malick, American actress
1952 - Junkyard Dog (Sylvester Ritter), American football player and wrestler (died in 1998)
1954 - Steve Forbert, American singer-songwriter
1967 - Jamie Foxx, American actor and comedian
1981 - Amy Lee (Amy Lynn Hartzler) , American singer-songwriter
1989 - Taylor Swift, American singer-songwriter
December 13th History
115 (Earthquake) Antioch, Byzantine Empire (Turkey)
1545 - The Council of Trent began; it was the planning of responding to the Protestant Movement, by the Catholic Church.
1636 - The Massachusetts Bay Colony organised militia regiments to defend the colony against the Pequot Indians. It is considered the founding of the United States National Guard.
1769 - Dartmouth College was founded by Reverend Eleazar Wheelock.
1920 - League of nations established the International Court of Justice in The Hague.
1928 - The clip-on tie was invented on December 13, 1928 in Clinton, Iowa
1928 - George Gershwin's "An American In Paris" premiered in Carnegie Hall, with Walter Damrosch conducting the New York Philharmonic.
1947 - Maine Turnpike (I-95) opened.
1962 - Relay I, the first U.S. communications satellite was launched.
1968 - Science magazine published the essay 'Tragedy of the Commons', by Garrett Hardin.
1985 - The Jewel of the Nile, A Chorus Line and Clue debuted in theaters.
1986 - #1 Hit December 13, 1986 - December 19, 1986: Bruce Hornsby & the Range - The Way It Is
1996 - Jerry Maguire, Mars Attacks! and The Preacher's Wife were released in theaters.
2000 - Al Gore conceded the presidential election to George W. Bush. A later investigation, counting the pivital Florida votes, indicated that Bush did win the election, by a few hundred votes.
2002 - Star Trek: Nemesis debuted in theaters.
2003 - #1 Hit December 13, 2003 - February 13, 2004: Outkast - Hey Ya!
2003 - Saddam Hussein was captured near his hometown of Tikrit, Iraq.
2009 - #1 Hit December 13, 2008 - January 16, 2009: Beyonc? - Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)
2013 - The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, American Hustle, Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas and Saving Mr. Banks were released in theaters.
Today's Random Trivia and Shower Thoughts
There will be no Christmas pageant in Washington, DC this year... Apparently they could not find three wise men.
The most points scored in an NBA game is 186 by the Detroit Pistons
against the Denver Nuggets. The second most is 184 by the Denver
Nuggets, in the same game, on Dec 13, 1983.
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